What is this site?
As defined in Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Web
Site, this is a domain operated by discourse.org for quickly serving static assets that make up
hosted Discourse forums:
- We use a lightweight, minimal web server for serving simple static files as quickly as possible.
- Using a different domain name increases the number of parallel downloads that the browser can perform.
- Using a different domain name means browser cookies are not sent or attached to requests to this domain, reducing traffic and roundtrip times, and increasing cacheability.
- The files are centralized (served from a single domain) and static (they do not change often), and thus gain maximum benefit from a CDN (content delivery network) which can send those files from the internal node geographically closest to the user requesting them.
What is served from this domain?